Dean Foods Co.

Dean Foods Co.

Dean Foods Co.

Overview
Date Founded

1925

Headquarters

2711 North Haskell Avenue,Suite 3400,Dallas, TX 75204

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

17K

Industries

Livestock & Animals
Wholesale: Consumer Non-Durables/Sundries
Food

Company Description

Dean Foods is a leading food and beverage company in the United States and a European leader in branded plant-based foods and beverages. The Company's Fresh Dairy Direct segment is one of the nation's largest processors and direct-to-store distributors of fluid milk marketed under more than 50 local and regional dairy brands and private labels. Fresh Dairy Direct also distributes ice cream, cultured products, juices, teas, bottled water and other products. The WhiteWave-Alpro segment consists of the operations of The WhiteWave Foods Company (NYSE:WWAV) which became a publicly traded company in 2012. For more, go to www.thewhitewavefoodscompany.com. Dean Foods owns a controlling interest in the WhiteWave Foods Company which manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, and premium dairy products throughout North America and Europe. WhiteWave Foods is a pioneer in these product categories. Its widely-recognized, leading brands distributed in North American include Silk® plant-based foods and beverages, International Delight® and LAND O LAKES® coffee creamers and beverages, and Horizon Organic® premium dairy products, while its popular European brands of plant-based foods and beverages include Alpro® and Provamel®. Our products are processed with the help of our 25,000 dedicated employees working in approximately 100 plants across the U.S. and Europe. Pure and simple, we ensure Mother Nature's most perfect food finds a place in every home

Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Government Affairs

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Executive Vice President, Supply Chain

Executive Vice President, Research & Development

Senior Vice President, Chief Customer, Marketing & Innovation Officer

Senior Vice President, Field Sales

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Board of Directors

Principal at JLT Beverage LP

Principal at Hill Family Advisors

Former Regional Director at Coca-Cola HBC

Chief Executive Officer at Dean Foods Co.

Director at Zale Corp.

Partner at 21st Century Group LLC

Executive Chairman at Müller Wiseman Dairies Ltd.

Owner at Stonehill Partners Ltd.

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Smith, Graham & Co. Investment Advisors, L.P. is an SEC registered investment advisory firm. Founded over twenty years ago, we specialize in managing fixed income and equity assets for institutional clients. Smith Graham’s mission is to provide superior investment management services which surpass client objectives while adhering to the highest standards of discipline and integrity. We recognize that the success of our firm is based on our ability to deliver consistent investment outperformance to our clients. The business model that we employ to excel at meeting our clients' investment goals and objectives has four cornerstones. The first cornerstone is our commitment to attracting the brightest and most experienced professionals in the industry. The second cornerstone is our investment teams' adherence to investment philosophies that are well articulated and relevant to the actual workings of the world's bond and stock markets. The third cornerstone is our disciplined and balanced approach to developing investment strategies. The final cornerstone is our ability to implement our strategies through investment processes that are practical and repeatable. Our Partnership Perspective is the centerpiece of our competitive strategy and it gives us an edge in the marketplace where investment managers traditionally operate solely as vendors of performance. Our commitment, in each client relationship, is to elevate our level of responsiveness and understanding of specific objectives to that of a partner. We see ourselves as an extension of our clients' operations where we provide, in addition to performance, significant depth of investment management talent and experience, versatility, and best in class client service. One of the nation's largest minority-owned institutional investment managers, Smith Graham manages approximately $5 billion in assets for a broadly diversified client base.

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Recent Transactions
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Dean Foods Co. purchases Friendly's Ice Cream LLC /Ice Cream Business from Friendly's Ice Cream LLC

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purchases The WhiteWave Foods Co. from Dean Foods Co.

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Saputo, Inc. purchases Saputo Dairy Foods USA LLC from Dean Foods Co.

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Performance Food Group Co. engages in the market and distribution of food products. It operates its business through the following segments: Performance Foodservice; PFG Customized; Vistar; and Corporate and All Other. The Performance Foodservice segment offers beef, pork, poultry, and seafood, frozen foods, refrigerated products; dry groceries to disposables; cleaning and kitchen supplies; and related products used by its customers. The PFG Customized provides fresh product distribution, logistics management, procurement management, and information system interfaces. The Vistar distributes candy, snacks, and beverages to vending and office coffee service distributors, big box retailers, and theaters. The Corporate and All Other segment comprises of unallocated corporate overhead and certain operations; and internal logistics unit. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Richmond, VA.

Saputo produces, markets and distributes a wide array of products of the utmost quality, including cheese, fluid milk, yogurt, dairy ingredients and snack-cakes. We are the twelfth largest dairy processor in the world, the largest in Canada, the third largest in Argentina, and among the top three cheese producers in the US, and serve customers in over 50 countries. We intend to continue on our path to be bigger, better and stronger. We offer our employees training and invest in their potential to ensure they continue to push the Company forward, while meeting the needs of our markets with great attention and dedication. We owe our success to several factors, notably our employees’ passion and devotion, our attention to detail, our knowledge and our capacity to understand the needs of the various markets and consumer trends. We have always used quality ingredients and pushed ourselves to be better each day from the last. We are proud of our tradition and our products continue to be valued by consumers. We can attribute the success of our cheeses to the craftsmanship of our employees, combined with their passion and innovation to make sure we continue to produce award winning products

Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. operates as a franchisor of quick service restaurants, which engages in the service of hot and cold coffee, baked goods, and ice cream. It operates through the following segments: Dunkin' Donuts U.S., Dunkin' Donuts International, Baskin-Robbins International, and Baskin-Robbins U.S. The company was founded on November 22, 2005 and is headquartered in Canton, MA.

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2016
Market Capitalization
$869M
Total Enterprise Value
$2.86B
Earnings Per Share
$1.31
Revenue
$7.71B
Net Profit
$120M
Total Debt
$886M
Total Equity
$611M
Enterprise Value Sales
0.37x
Debt TEV
0.31x
EBITDA
$455M
EBITDAMargin
5.91%
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
6.28x
TEVNet Income
23.78x
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-10%
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-5.08%
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Consolidated Container Co. LLC develops and manufactures rigid plastic packaging solutions. It specializes in customized mid-run and short-run packaging solutions, serving a customer base in the dairy, household chemicals, food and nutraceuticals, industrial and specialty chemicals, water, and beverage and juice markets. The company was founded on June 30, 1999 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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Dreamerz Foods, Inc. provided natural sleep beverages. The company was founded by Amanda Steele in 2006 and was headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Suppliers
Consolidated Container Co. LLC Plastics & Synthetics | Atlanta, GA

Consolidated Container Co. LLC develops and manufactures rigid plastic packaging solutions. It specializes in customized mid-run and short-run packaging solutions, serving a customer base in the dairy, household chemicals, food and nutraceuticals, industrial and specialty chemicals, water, and beverage and juice markets. The company was founded on June 30, 1999 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Silgan Holdings, Inc. Paper Products | Stamford, CT

Silgan Holdings, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of rigid packaging for shelf-stable food and consumer goods products. It operates through the following business segments: Metal Container, Closures, and Plastic Container. The Metal Container business segment involves in producing and marketing of steel and aluminum containers for chemicals and food products. The Closures business segment includes manufacturing of metal, composite, and plastic closures for food and beverage products. The Plastic Container segment manufactures custom designed plastic containers and closures for personal, health, and pet care, food, pharmaceutical, household and industrial chemical, agricultural, automotive, and marine chemical products. The company was founded by R. Philip Silver and D. Greg Horrigan in 1987 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. Wholesale: Consumer Non-Durables/Sundries | Arden Hills, MN

Land O'Lakes, Inc. produces and distributes dairy products. It operates through its dairy foods and feed segments. The firm develops, produces, markets, and sells butter, spreads, cheese, and other related dairy products. The company was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in Arden Hills, MN.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #336
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
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Rank #336
2016
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